Past Events

 

2012 Harvest Home

 
  Sat 4th August

Daytime

  • 11.15am Assemble for Parade in Burtle Inn Car Park
  • 11.30am Parade including Burtle Silver Band and Vintage Tractors
  • 11.45am Arrive at Marquee
  • 11.45am Prize giving - Scarecrows and Fancy Dress
  • 12.00md Harvest Service
  • 12.00md Crèche opens till 4.00pm
  • 12.15pm Enter Marquee
  • 12.45pm Grace and Taste the Beer - Lunch served
  • 2.00pm Speeches
  • 3.00pm Prize Giving - Hoops and baskets, Meat & Cheese Auction, Raffle Draw
  • 3.30pm Cream Teas
  • 3.45pm Outside entertainment
  • 4.00pm Quantock Pony Club demonstration
  • 4.30-5.00pm Punch and Judy
  • 5.30pm Marquee closed

Evening

  • 7.00pm Marquee reopens
  • 7.15pm It’s a Knockout
  • 7.30pm Pig Roast
  • 8.00pm – 8.45pm and 9.15pm – 10.00pm Handsome Norman
  • 8.45pm – 9.15pm Tug of War
  • 10.30pm-11.15pm and 11.45pm-12.30am Penthouse Shed
  • 1.00am CLOSE
  Evening Entertainment  
 

Live Bands

Penthouse Shed

Penthouse Shed are a four piece live band who specialise in Guitar driven classics that will make any event absolutely unbeatable!
Penthouse Shed's journey began back in 1994. As the years have passed the band has gained a solid reputation as being one of the best live bands on the circuit and as a result have been offered headlining slots at large festivals, supported well known bands touring the UK such as Adrian Edmonson and the Bad Shepherds, The Commitments, Inspiral Carpets, The Beat and the Wurzels. They have entertained thousands at society balls and private functions all over the country. Great reviews have followed the band wherever they play as well as reviews in"Melody Maker" and "Making Music" magazines complementing the bands material.


The roots of the band have always been "Rock and Roll" based and this is a big part of the sound of Penthouse Shed, in the early days blues was always high on the agenda and is still evident in the set list today as well as more modern classics. Penthouse Sheds vast repertoire spans many years from the 60's including artists such as the Beatles, The rolling stones, Johnny Cash and Elvis through to modern day classics from the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Blur, The Arctic monkeys and many more. The band pick songs for the set that we listen to on our stereos and these are the songs that stimulate us to want to go out and play them live, this is what makes being in a band an unbeatable passion and hopefully this radiates to listener.

The music has always been high energy, polished and entertaining and is guaranteed to leave you wanting more .

Telephone: Jon on 07917 131355 or Keith on 07796 353866 www.penthiuseshed.co.uk

Handsome Norman



Handsome Norman are a fun loving, high energy five piece, band based in Somerset who perform a rage of popular songs from the last five decades. With over six years of experience of filling dance floors at a variety of venues and functions all over the south west, including weddings, corporate functions, parties, events and clubs. Our set has a little bit of something for everyone, rehearsing every week to ensure we bring new material into the mix to keep audiences dancing all night long. We have a great deal of expertise and professionalism, owning our own 4k PA system and lighting equipment. We can also provide a professional disco and on request the band if given enough notice can perform requested songs. We love nothing more than rocking out and entertaining packed venues and large crowds all over Somerset and beyond.

 

2008 Harvest Home

 
  The 2008 Harvest Home was a great success, the weather was kind after all despite the copious amounts of rain on the previous days and even on the morning but at 11 o'clock as the crowds gathered for the parade from the Burtle Inn the clouds disappeared and the sun came out for the afternoon.

As part of this year's event we decided to hold a Scarecrow competition and typically the villagers of Burtle were not short of ideas and enthusiasm. We had nearly 50 entries scattered around the village with everything from policemen with speed guns, fireman rescuing cats from trees, pirates, mermaids and thieves clambering over the church gate. We even had a magnificent metal scarecrow welded from scrap.

The parade led by the Burtle Silver Band was followed by lovely Harvest Service in the field led by the Rev Robert Widdowson followed by an excellent lunch of local meat and salad, trifle and local cheese. The lunch was served by the children of the village to over 350 villagers and friends and guest speakers including Michael Eavis.

After lunch we had the spectacle of seeing a helicopter from the Army Heritage flight land as well as our own Morris Minor Dancers (who incidentally only started learning 4 weeks ago and still had their L plates on).

 

The evening entertainment commenced with another and possibly the last outing of the Morris Minors followed by The Mangledwurzels to warm up the crowds and The Riverbrew who had everybody up and dancing.

The event was a huge success thanks to the efforts of the Harvest Home Committee and the army of helpers who lent a hand on the day and for several days beforehand. We would also like to extend a big thank you to all the sponsors who provided money, materials and raffle prizes.

A full list of sponsors and details of the event can be found elsewhere on our web site,

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Pictures courtesy of Charlotte & Herbie Bufton and Stan Dean Photography
For full-size prints of these and many other pictures of the event please contact Stan Dean, Tel: 01278 784294
  Evening Entertainment  
 
The Riverbrew - picture courtesy of Jaqui Strevens
  A selection of the 50 scarecrows that dotted the village
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 


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